Rag Puppets

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Hadrníčci

Runtime

17

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1962

Production year

1962

Language version

Czech

Director

František Škapa

Screenplay

Jiří Blažek

Screenstory

Jiří Blažek

Synopsis

Five adolescent girls from Uherské Hradiště regularly meet after school and rehearse various puppet fairytales. Anička is always accompanied by her little sister Mirka, whom she takes care of. The girls make puppets of paper and pieces of rag, and thus call their ensemble "Rag Puppets." Zdena, the oldest in the group, is a bit conceited, criticizing everything while also lazy and quarrelsome. One day, the ensemble is invited to perform in the new cultural house in Šumice. This, however, does not suit Zdena's plans, for she had arranged a date with a boy. The other girls decide to perform without her but Zdena changes her mind and, at the last moment, jumps aboard the bus where the whole ensemble is already sitting. The auditorium is full of little children. They love the fairytales and applaud for several encores. The girls thus miss their bus. Evening is coming and Zdena manages to catch a lorry, which loads the girls, their decorations and the suitcase with the puppets and takes them home. The enthusiastic girls say good-bye to each other cheerfully, for they have long forgiven Zdena.

Cast

Zdenka Charvátová

Zdena /nejstarší/

Anežka Figurová

Anela /světlovlasá/

Josefa Nováková

Jožka /s culíky/

Jindra Kalousová

Jindra /tmavovlasá/

Anna Doležalová

Anička /brýlatá/

Miroslava Doležalová

Mirečka, sestra Aničky

Michal Hečko

Michal

František Pazdera

Michalův kamarád

Petr Skarke

mladík na ulici

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Magda Sirová

Screenstory

Jiří Blažek

Screenplay

Jiří Blažek

Camera Operator

Arne Parduba

Production Designer

Jaroslav Krška

Sound Designer

František Strangmüller, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Zdeněk Stibor

Unit Production Manager

Vratislav Dejmek

Consultant

Zdenka Hradská

Music

Music Composed by

Milivoj Uzelac

Music Performed by

FISYO

Music Conducted by

Milivoj Uzelac (FISYO)

Production info

Original Title

Hadrníčci

English Title

Rag Puppets

Copyright

1962

Production Year

1962

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech